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Ensuring Government Oversight & Public Policy

Comments Submitted: Albion Dam Retrofit Permit Application

Monday, June 22, 2020

New England Hydropower filed an application to retrofit the Albion Dam to produce electricity. It proposes the construction of a temporary access road and a 20-foot-wide permanent access road along the Blackstone River that would destroy trees, reduce recreational opportunities, and could affect water quality.

New England Hydropower filed an application to retrofit the Albion Dam to produce electricity. It proposes the construction of a temporary access road and a 20-foot-wide permanent access road along... ...Read More

R.I. Legislators, Gov. Raimondo: We Need Narragansett Bay to Support Our Recovery

Monday, June 1, 2020

U.S. Sen. John Chafee once observed that “Narragansett Bay is good for the soul.” In the earliest days of the pandemic, Rhode Islanders sought solace — defined as “comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness” — at the beaches, parks and shorelines that make the Ocean State our home.

U.S. Sen. John Chafee once observed that “Narragansett Bay is good for the soul.” In the earliest days of the pandemic, Rhode Islanders sought solace — defined as “comfort or... ...Read More

No matter the cause, rollbacks on environmental regulations warrant a watchful eye

COVID-19 and environmental enforcement

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

On March 26, 2020, the Trump Administration announced that regulated entities will not be fined for violating laws related to pollution prevention (such as monitoring and reporting discharges of pollutants) if the EPA determines that COVID-19 was the cause.  

On March 26, 2020, the Trump Administration announced that regulated entities will not be fined for violating laws related to pollution prevention (such as monitoring and reporting discharges of pollutants) if the EPA determines... ...Read More

Putting Eyes and Ears on the Water (Part One)

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Putting Eyes and Ears on the Water (Part One) Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Save The Bay’s Narragansett BayKeeper Is Coming, read a headline in the Spring 1993 Bay Bulletin. For 23 years, Save The Bay had made major steps in turning the tide on pollution as a political … Read More

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Putting Eyes and Ears on the Water (Part One) Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Save The Bay’s Narragansett BayKeeper Is Coming, read a headline... ...Read More

The Waterkeeper Alliance: Our Partner In Clean Water

Friday, February 21, 2020

The Waterkeeper Alliance: Our Partner In Clean Water By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Established in 2000, the Waterkeeper Alliance is the largest and fastest-growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water. They preserve and protect water by connecting local Waterkeeper groups worldwide, and have a goal of fully drinkable, fishable, swimmable water everywhere. Save The … Read More

The Waterkeeper Alliance: Our Partner In Clean Water By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Established in 2000, the Waterkeeper Alliance is the largest and fastest-growing nonprofit solely focused on clean... ...Read More

RI State House. Photo by Lennart Tange.

Save The Bay’s 2020 Legislative Priorities

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session has begun at the Rhode Island State House and, as in past years, Save The Bay will be working hard to ensure the General Assembly takes steps to improve and protect Narragansett Bay. Below are our top priorities for the coming months

The 2020 Legislative Session has begun at the Rhode Island State House and, as in past years, Save The Bay will be working hard to ensure the General Assembly takes... ...Read More

Making the Ocean State a leader in recycling

Igniting Mandatory Statewide Recycling

Monday, January 6, 2020

As the state contemplated burning the problem, Save The Bay and other environmental groups pushed for a strong recycling solution.

As the state contemplated burning the problem, Save The Bay and other environmental groups pushed for a strong recycling solution. ...Read More

Political cartoon depicting a condo at Black Point

Battle for Black Point and Public Access

Monday, November 18, 2019

Save The Bay has stepped in to defend Rhode Islanders’ right to the get to the shoreline and to use it as prescribed by the state constitution and to protect public access from the barriers of erosion and hardening of the shoreline. But in 1985, we embarked on a heated, five-year battle against a condominium developer that would help define public access issues in Rhode Island for decades to come. 

Save The Bay has stepped in to defend Rhode Islanders' right to the get to the shoreline and to use it as prescribed by the state constitution and to protect... ...Read More

Newspaper clipping from 1971 about establishment of the CRMC

Establish a Coastal Resources Caretaker

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Establish a Coastal Resources Caretaker by Cindy Sabato, communications One of Save The Bay’s very first actions was advocating for the creation of a state agency to manage development along Rhode Island’s coastline in a way that would also protect our invaluable coastal lands and waters. We know this … Read More

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Establish a Coastal Resources Caretaker by Cindy Sabato, communications One of Save The Bay’s very first actions was advocating for the creation of a... ...Read More

In 2018, Save The Bay assisted with the removal of the Shady Lea Mill dam in North Kingstown.

Dam concerns in Rhode Island

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s latest release of its annual Dam Safety Report gave us an in-depth look at how the DEM’s dam safety program is functioning. The information is alarming.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s latest release of its annual Dam Safety Report gave us an in-depth look at how the DEM’s dam safety program is functioning. The... ...Read More

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.

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June 30, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

At this time, Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly remain closed to the public in response to COVID-19. All volunteer, internship and public programs will remain suspended during this time.

Our staff remains dedicated to working on our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay from home. As always, we are accessible via email (listed on our website), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.